Gateway Gazette

Passover: Statement from Premier Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney wishes Alberta’s Jewish community a happy Passover:

“Albertans of Jewish faith are celebrating Passover, commemorating the enslavement, fight against oppression and eventual emancipation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is limiting the size of the gatherings, but families are still finding ways to feast, share in thousand-year-old rituals, and retell stories of that long-ago Exodus. It was the first of many triumphs over adversity in the long arc of Jewish history. From ancient times to the 20th century, the Jewish story has been one of struggle and, more importantly, of liberation.

“May Passover remind us all of the freedom we enjoy as Albertans, which binds us together whatever our differences. And may the inspiring story of Exodus encourage us as we preserve that freedom – of faith, of thought, and of enterprise.

“I wish all who celebrate a happy Passover. Chag Pesach Sameach!”

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